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  • Oil prices rise on encouraging economic data Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:20 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- The price of oil rose slightly Wednesday on another encouraging sign for the U.S. economy. Benchmark crude gained 42 cents to $92.81 per barrel at midday in New York. The price of oil rose more than 3 percent Tuesday on concerns about supplies from the Middle East and the North Sea.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 10- Singapore's economy probably contracted in the third quarter due to weak global demand for its manufacturing exports, reinforcing expectations of policy easing by the central bank on Friday.

  • Appeals court reinstates campaign finance limits Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:13 AM ET

    HELENA, Mont.-- The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated Montana's campaign donation limits, telling the federal judge who overturned it to outline his full reasoning so the panel can review the case.

  • Cash pulled from stock funds for 7th month in row Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:12 AM ET

    BOSTON-- Even as stock prices rose again in September, investors withdrew money from stock mutual funds at the fastest pace of the year, marking the seventh straight month that withdrawals have exceeded deposits.

  • OCZ Technology shares drop on earnings delay Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:12 AM ET

    SAN JOSE, Calif.-- Shares of OCZ Technology Group Inc. tumbled Wednesday after the flash memory maker delayed filing its earnings report for its second quarter and said its revenue had fallen short of its previous guidance.

  • United raises fares by up to $10 per round trip Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:09 AM ET

    DALLAS-- United Airlines is raising prices on most flights within the U.S. by up to $10 per round trip. Baker said the fate of United's increase would depend largely on whether Southwest matches it.

  • Entergy says pollution charges already raised Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:09 AM ET

    PLYMOUTH, Mass.-- Plymouth nuclear power plant owner Entergy Corp. says it will thoroughly review allegations by activists who announced their intent to sue the plant for polluting Cape Cod Bay. Entergy says many of the allegations were unsuccessfully raised before the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station was re-licensed earlier this year.

  • OraSure shares rise on launch of HIV test Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:08 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- Shares of OraSure jumped nearly 5 percent Wednesday after the company launched sales of the first home HIV test of its kind to be approved by federal regulators.

  • Globe, NYT tech exec named top RI digital officer Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:08 AM ET

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.-- A technology executive for the Boston Globe and New York Times Co. has been named Rhode Island's first chief digital officer. Lincoln Chafee on Wednesday announced that Thom Guertin will start Oct. 22.

  • News Summary: Cruises leave bitter merchants Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:06 AM ET

    ISLAND ISOLATION: Jamaica's port authority and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. pitched the port of Falmouth as a place where passengers would dive into the historic city for "a wraparound experience not unlike Colonial Williamsburg." But their dollars have been kept at a distance.

  • Caro, Shadid among National Book Award finalists Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:04 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- Robert Caro, Junot Diaz and the late Anthony Shadid were among the finalists announced Wednesday for the National Book Awards. Other nominees included the novelists Dave Eggers and Louise Erdrich and nonfiction writers Anne Applebaum and Katherine Boo.

  • Pittsburgh- based Legend Financial Advisors has an average of a dozen interns at any given time, and half of its 23- person full-time staff are alums of the internship program. "It takes about four interns to equal the pay of a regular employee," said Stanasolovich, who pays interns between $8.50 and $12.50 an hour, plus performance and other bonuses.

  • White, silver are top vehicle colors in 2012 Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:02 AM ET

    White is the most popular color for the second year in a row after overtaking silver in 2011. The annual rankings are compiled by automotive paint supplier PPG Industries Inc., a Pittsburgh- based company that provides paints to General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co., BMW AG and others. By comparison, 19 percent of midsize cars made in North America are white.

  • Finance leaders to address global economic threats Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:02 AM ET

    Europe is gripped by a debt crisis and stalled growth. A budget standoff in the United States is set to trigger tax increases and spending cuts and perhaps a recession. And it's warning that even its dimmer outlook might prove too optimistic if Europe and the United States fail to resolve their crises.

  • Grains futures, livestock prices mixed Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:01 AM ET
  • U.S. muni bond tax exemption gets new D.C. defender Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:01 AM ET

    Tax exemption for munis is under threat as Congress considers narrowing the U.S. budget deficit with spending cuts and new sources of revenue for the federal government. It also includes a local Tennessee official, the executive director of the National Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies and others.

  • India's benchmark 10- year bond yield. India's benchmark 5- year OIS rate flat at 6.96 percent. India's one-day cash rate at 8.05-8.10 percent versus its previous close of 8.00/ 8.05 as demand was largely stable in the first week of the two-week reporting cycle.

  • Muller's PDT gets $500 mln from Blackstone - report Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:01 AM ET

    Oct 9- Peter Muller, the founder of Morgan Stanley's proprietary trading unit that is being spun off this year as a stand-alone hedge fund, has raised more than $500 million from Blackstone Group LP, Bloomberg reported.

  • Amtrak ridership hits record high amid GOP attacks Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 11:54 PM ET

    John Mica, R- Fla., chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, has accused Amtrak of "Soviet-style" inefficiency and held several hearings devoted to criticism of the railroad.

  • NAGOYA, Oct 10- Boeing Co is on course to achieve a difficult production target for its fuel-efficient 787 Dreamliner jets, an executive said on Wednesday, after the company fell behind its initial delivery schedule due to development delays. Boeing now makes three and a half of the new carbon-composite jets a month.